Director for the Division of Cardiac Intensive Care Medicine

Los Angeles, California
Aug 31, 2021
Position Type

Outstanding Faculty Leadership Opportunity
Division Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Medicine

Department of Cardiology
Smidt Heart Institute
Cedars Sinai Medical Center

The Department of Cardiology, Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is seeking a Director for the Division of Cardiac Intensive Care Medicine. The position is an exciting opportunity to design and lead a new division focused on state-of-the-art delivery and discovery in cardiac intensive care medicine.

The Smidt Heart Institute is widely recognized as a leader in the delivery of cardiovascular care and a pioneer in the development of new treatments and diagnostic tools. Since 2018, Cedars-Sinai Cardiology/Cardiac Surgery was rated in the top three nationally in U.S. News and World Report Top Hospitals. The Department of Cardiology is one of the largest departments within the Cedars Sinai Health System and has world renowned programs in advanced heart disease, interventional cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology, women’s health, hypertension, cardiovascular imaging, and regenerative medicine.

The 12-bed Cardiac Intensive Care Unit receives over 1,400 admissions annually featuring outstanding mortality metrics for its mix of critically ill patients that includes cardiogenic shock, acute coronary syndromes, heart failure, valvular heart disease, cardiac arrest, and arrhythmias. The CICU is staffed by 7 rotating faculty guiding a multidisciplinary team of medical students, interns, residents, nurse practitioners, and cardiology fellows. A collegial and well-resourced environment with cardiac ICU nurses, sonographers, perfusionists, and other expert staff, the CICU is the home for critically ill cardiac patients including those needing temporary mechanical circulatory support, therapeutic hypothermia, CRRT, and invasive hemodynamic monitoring. The CICU serves a diverse population from the greater Los Angeles community and is a regional, national, and international referral center for advanced heart disease management, including the country’s premier heart transplant, cardiomyopathy, interventional, and structural intervention programs.

The successful academic candidate will have demonstrated clinical and academic leadership in cardiac critical care medicine with an established research program. The Division Director will provide oversight and strategic direction for the clinical, academic, and research activities within the Division. The candidate will be responsible for the planning and designing of clinical services and oversee and direct the provision and continuous quality and performance improvement within the CICU. The successful director will be a collaborative academic leader able to work well with internal and external colleagues, including faculty, private attendings, and affiliates across the Cedars Sinai Medical system. They will support the Department of Cardiology and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's academic mission by supervising education and mentoring students and postgraduate trainees from diverse backgrounds and managing faculty members' academic performance and promotion within the Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine.


  • Graduate of a nationally accredited ACGME/AOA Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship with additional Critical Care Medicine training and experience.
  • BC in Cardiovascular Disease; BC/BE in Critical Care Medicine or strong track record in cardiac intensive care.
  • Eligible for an unrestricted California license as Physician
  • A track record of excellence in teaching, patient care and research in an environment that fosters diversity and inclusion.
  • Eligible for appointment to the appropriate academic rank in the CSMC Professorial Series

To apply, submit a letter of intent and current CV to Dr. Christine Albert c/o: /

At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center we are proud of our diverse and inclusive work environment. We are committed to recruiting, selecting, and retaining an engaged workforce from many backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences at all levels of the organization, including age, gender identity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military and/or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and state law. 

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